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Monday, September 22, 2014

Locked Away for Bad Behaviour...

This morning Walter shampooed the rugs.  I Locked myself in the workroom.  It's the only place that I am safe when that infernal machine is going.

It really was self imposed.  I was not locked away for bad behavior.  I even aided and abetted with the furniture moving and getting ready.

Then I did what any smart person would do.  I ran for the hills!  Tools and Tessie in hand.

I have been arguing with the carved table in Daisy's kitchen.  It just didn't look right in the space.  Just not enough room.

So I put the time to good use and made a new set.  This one will tie in with the one in the dining area of the living room.

I started by stacking more of the teak beads that I used on the other table... Then I made it easy on myself.
I remembered that I had a sack of Woodsies in my stash.

Now, how to find the center of the circles easily...  I took a piece of graph paper and laid the circle on it.  I made sure that the edges on four sides were all the same distance from the next lines and drew a line through the center both ways.  That's all there is to it.  Close enough for jazz, as they say.

I did that to all of the circles.  That way, all I had to do was line up the pencil lines to make sure that the center of one piece was laying square on the next piece, before gluing.
I glued the beads together and lined them up against the sides of my glue jig. Then I layered the circular wood pieces, lining them up and bracing them against the edges too.

I took a time out to let the glue dry and did some straightening in the workroom.

Then I stained and assembled the pieces.
I will probably pad or put cushions on the seats, but first I have to varnish the pieces. 

I am now back in Tessie's good graces... Only because I let her hide from the infernal machine with me.

Walter did a great job.  The carpet looks like new...Almost...  He does an admirable job, considering that he has to clean up after me, Tessie and Widget...

He's done.  No more hiding. Back to normal?

See you tomorrow.


The grandmommy said...

How quick and cute!

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
The table looks terrific. The beads make a fantastic base. Enjoy the clean carpet while it lasts...creativity and talent are so messy! Don't you think!
Big hug,

Caseymini said...

Giac, I refuse to answer that question... On the grounds that it might tend to incriminate me. LOL

elizabeth s said...

Hi Casey! The table set looks Fantastic and what a neat way of finding the centre of the disk. I shall try to remember that neat trick. New furniture and clean carpets; who could ask for anything more? :))

Fabiola said...

The table set looks fantastic.

Unknown said...

Love the table set - the beads make a really interesting base.